The prototype main battle tank Armata will be created by 2013


The first prototype of a main battle tank "Armata" will be created by 2013, and its mass production and the delivery of Russian troops plan to begin in 2015. This was stated by Director General of "Uralvagonzavod" Oleg Sienko, in a conversation with Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said the Sverdlovsk "regional newspaper".

According to Oleg Sienko, now "Uralvagonzavod" in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense conducts a test of basic units and units of the new tank "Armata". Details on the performance characteristics of the tank is not reported.

The Russian Defense Ministry has signed with "Uralvagonzavod" agreement for the modernization of 170 main battle tanks T-72. The contract is worth more than 6 billion rubles.

Modernization of these tanks will be carried out on the second floor in Omsk, deployed specifically for such work.

Sverdlovsk "regional newspaper" concludes that the Russian Defense Ministry refused to actually purchase the T-90, previously has been repeatedly criticized by the Commander in Chief of the Army Alexander Postnikov and Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Nikolai Makarov.

In April 2011, Lieutenant-General Yuri Kovalenko, a former first deputy head of the Ministry of Defense Armored Directorate, said: "Since 2015 the armed forces will have a new main battle tank, with fundamentally new tactical and technical characteristics, with the new automatic ammunition feed, a division of the crew, with the removal of ammunition. "

In the autoloader "Almaty was" will be 32 different types of shells, and the tank can fire on the move. General Kovalenko pointed out that the design of the tank "Armata" using the work of other projects, including the "Object 195" and "Black Eagle"

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